More Stories from The Edge

From Enforced Hijabs to Enforced Pregnancies

From Enforced Hijabs to Enforced Pregnancies

We need to see this newest devastating crisis of democracy in the U.S. with renewed urgency because it has too long a history. Look at what is happening to Iranian women (and Saudi, and Indian, and Afghan) and see ourselves together, in camaraderie against illiberal theocracies.

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Upending Arthur Miller: A Clarion Call to Our Cultural Emergency

Upending Arthur Miller: A Clarion Call to Our Cultural Emergency

Gleitman’s book, “Anxious Masculinity in the Drama of Arthur Miller and Beyond,” begins by confronting the dominant figure of 1950s American drama, the male breadwinner and his anxiety about displacement from the center of economic and cultural relevance. It traces its resonances outward to our contemporary moment.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral: When Bravery Gets Old

Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral: When Bravery Gets Old

Social media has been rife with criticism of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, even from those members of the public who loved her. It represents money wasted in a nation facing financial crisis and the obliteration of all other news — not the least of which is the devastating flood damage in Britain’s former colony of Pakistan, which is also a member of the Commonwealth.

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